YAL in Action

Check out YAL activities on campus and updates from around the liberty movement.

Tag: Spring 2016
  • Resolving Conflicts discussion at Bradner Library.

    Friday, June 24th, the University of Michigan – Dearborn YAL chapter met at Bradner Library to discuss the meaning of liberty and techniques by which to avoid conflict.  Despite the low attendance rate, we were able to have a very meaningful discussion on the definition of liberty and the future of YAL. We used the …

  • “Can We Take a Joke” at Northeastern University

    While cramming around a 32 inch television in a dorm room wasn’t exactly the “Can We Take a Joke” film screening event that YAL at Northeastern initially envisioned, we’re considering it a success based on the engaging conversations that were sparked and the interest that was gained in our chapter. As is the case with …

  • Tex-Mex and Thunderstorms: YAL at UH June Social

    Saturday night at the same time that thunderstorms were brewing, the Houston Chapter of YAL met for the first time. These Young Americans for Liberty cooked up a storm of sausage, chicken, and fajitas, and talked about their beef with too much government. In between chowing down good od Tex-Mex, we got to know each …

  • YAL @ CSU First Activism Event: The Free Speech Ball

    The Columbus State University chapter held our very first activism event on April the 21st. We participated in YAL’s free speech awareness activities. The original plan was to hold a free speech ball recruitment event leading up to a screening of “Can We Take A Joke?” Sadly, we were unable to acquire a meeting room …

  • YAL Debate at UW-Whitewater

    On March 30th we had a debate with the College Republicans and College Democrats at UW-Whitewater. Myself and our chapter vice-president Zach Marks represented our YAL chapter and we debated the issues of gun control, foreign policy, and wealth inequality. We had quite a bit to argue against. The College Republicans wanted to hand money …

  • UNC YAL Year-End Report

    It’s hard to believe the year is over. UNC YAL is happy to reflect on a successful year of growth and activism on campus. During the fall 2015 semester, we successfully recruited from the incoming freshman class, hosted a free speech wall, and raised awareness about the dangers of military interventionism. This spring, we attended …

  • Amash at Georgetown

    On April 20, the Young Americans for Liberty chapter at Georgetown University met to hear from Representative Justin Amash (MI-03) about the future of the libertarian movement.      Rep. Amash touched on some key memories and practices that he has picked up during his time in Congress, and in the Michigan House of Representatives …

  • “Can We Take a Joke” at SUNY Brockport

    We had a successful showing of “Can We Take a Joke?” back on April 29. Due to difficulties with recognition of the new Brockport chapter of Young Americans for Liberty we showed the documentary in a dorm room on campus.  There was about a total of 15 people in attendance. Some came late and some …

  • YAL UNC Charlotte – Free Speech Ball

    At UNC Charlotte, we have free speech codes that prohibit free speech outside of two “zones.” Our chapter wanted to do what we could to not only educate students and bring awareness about these zones, but we wanted to use civil disobedience to not only challenge and protest them. We had tried using a free …

  • Michigan State University Can Take a Joke

    In the spirit of Freedom Day, Michigan State University’s YAL chapter held a first time ever premiere of Can We Take a Joke. We promoted the event on Facebook and even on Yik Yak. We held the event in a room that best resembled a theater in Wells Hall. During the screening, we served free …